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Truckload Freight Should Be Covered by Cargo Insurance

Shippers are learning that full or partial truckload shipping has several advantages, including:

  • Fewer shipments (if any) from other carriers on board
  • More direct routes from pickup to delivery saves time
  • No worries about freight class, measurements and similar LTL concerns

While experienced shippers may consider purchasing cargo insurance as standard operating procedure for their LTL shipments, they sometimes forget that insurance is important when shipping by full or partial truckload as well. That’s because they see less risk involved since the shipment is handled fewer times and is not consolidated with other freight.

But that’s not the whole picture.

The same carrier liability limitations that cover LTL shipping also apply to full and partial truckload. If freight is damaged in transit, to file a claim with the carrier, you have to prove three things:

  1. The shipment was delivered to the carrier in good condition
  2. The carrier delivered the shipment unreasonably late or damaged
  3. The value of the damages

Once you’ve proven those three things, 844-212-7447 today.

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